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Luxury Holiday Cottages, One Mile From The Ever Popular Market town of Helmsley - Riccal Dale Cottage Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)



Updated: 11-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online


Riccal Dale Cottage Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

Riccal Dale Cottage sleeps 4.

Lounge with dining area, kitchen and two bedrooms (one double and one twin), shower room with wash hand basin, shower and wc.

About the property


In a maginificent position on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, offering far reaching views of the wooded valleys and countryside. The four cottages are converted 18th century stone farm buildings. Great care has been taken in creating each one to blend in with the original features with all the modern conveniences you would expect. Still boasting timbered ceilings and stone walls, each cottage has a well equipped kitchen, gas fired heating, electricity for cooking and entertainment. There is a colour tv with freeview, DVD player, CD/radio and a microwave in each cottage, along with an iron and ironing board and hairdryer. All bed linen, together with towels and tea towels provided. All cottages are non-smoking. 3,4 and 7 night breaks available all year. Our full weeks commence Friday or Monday in main season but we can be flexible in winter.

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About the Owner

Lydia Scott
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
11 April, 2017

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Deposit of £100 per cottage to be made on booking (debit cards free, credit cards +2%) and the balance to be paid one month prior to arrival date.

Please ring for late availability prices (from 2 nights available, fiexible start date). 01439 770980.

Short Breaks all year Mon-Fri or Fri-Mon (flexible on start date and two nights also available if within one week of reservation or). Please e-mail or ring and ask!

Changeover Day:
Changeover days Friday or Monday (flexible in winter months). Arrival from 3pm, depart before 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for full weeks commencing Friday or Monday (flexible in winter). Please look for your chosen start date to find the tariff. Short breaks available all year, Fri-Sun, Friday-Monday or Monday-Friday (flexible on start dates during winter months)- prices from £130 - please see website. Christmas/New Year-3 nights £340, additional nights £60. 7 nights £540.
Dogs (one large or two small) welcome in two cottages, £15 per short break or £20 per week per dog.

5 Reviews

4.2/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)


Lovely little cottage!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great 4 night stay at Sproxton Hall Cottages. The cottage was clean and cosy with lovely views. The only thing I struggled with was the small kitchen. We'd come straight from a weeks stay in Whitby and had a lot of stuff with us that I couldn't store in the cupboards so just had to leave them in bags under the stairs area. Wasn't really a problem though. My two daughters loved it as they could play safely outside with their kites and me and my husband could sit on the picnic benches with a coffee - lovely! We walked from the cottage into Helmsley which was great, leaving the car behind for a change. The route/map is in the cottage for guests to use which is a really good idea as we wouldn't have realised we could do that without the map. I would also recommend the walk from Helmsley to Rievaulx Abbey.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very quiet and good for visiting North yorkshire

  • 4 of 5

Nice little cottages. We were staying in Riccal. The double room small, but large wardrobe and chest of drawers in twin room so we could put things in there. The only thing is it advertises Wifi on Owners direct. But it doesn't work, also the cottage next door has a hub and that didn't work. The only way to get it is sit outside the owners door!. Helmsley is a great town and there are lots of places and pubs nearby to visit and eat out

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Am happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. I apologise for the problem with the wifi which has now been rectified. The hub needed to be reset to connect to the main router!
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Lowestoft Suffolk

Loved our stay.

  • 5 of 5

Had a really lovely stay at Riccal Dale. Cottage was clean and comfortable with a well equipped kitchen. Owners were available if needed. The views were beautiful and we were able to sit outside taking it all in with a glass of wine as we were very lucky with the weather.

We will definitely recommend it to friends and family and we hope to return again ourselves..

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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South shields

total relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this charming cottage was a last minute decision but the owners were si kind and helpful. We were charned by our cottage and delightewith the fresh scones and cream owner had made. Cottage is only a 2 mile walk from Helmsley across fields and the location was peaceful and bear a farm.

cottage was impeccably clean and nicely furnished, very comfortable

enjoyed feeding the chickens and they have pigs and sheep too

cant wait to return

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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East Yorkshire

Inadequate for 4 people

  • 3 of 5

Picturesque in a quiet location. Good base for walking. Cottage was Clean and tidy but quite small. There were only 3 in our party which was a good job as there were only 3 comfortable seats in the lounge area. Convenient for Helmsley. Surprised no one stopped by to check all was OK. Could benefit from wifi. Overall a pleasant stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thank you for your review i'm so sorry that you felt the size of the cottage was inadequate but pleased your stay was pleasant overall. We do live on site and my husband did greet you when you arrived. Riccal Dale Cottage is a conversion of a cow byre, retaining lots of original features, as a result, some of the rooms are cosy. However, there is a three seater sofa in the lounge together with an armchair. Kind regards. Gill
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Helmsley at 1.5 Miles Nearest Train : Malton at 15 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Helmsley at 1.5 Miles Car: necessary


Beaches can be found approx. 30 miles away on the east coast, including Whitby, Scarborough, etc.


Our cottages stand in the peaceful hamlet of Sproxton, just over one mile from the ever popular market town of Helmsley. Some of the country's top attractions are right on your doorstep. Including York (cobbled streets, quaint shops, Minster and Viking Centre), Rievaulx Abbey, Castle Howard, Nunnington Hall and Ryedale Folk Museum. Nearby Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo and the famous North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway are favourites with children and adults alike. All within thirty mins.

Further Details:

Just over one mile from the ever popular market town of Helmsley. On the banks of the River Rye, Helmsley is reputed to be one of Yorkshire's most popular market towns, offering shops, delhis, restaurants, pubs and cafes. It is a gathering point for walkers starting the Cleveland and Ebor Way. Sproxton Hall Cottages are in fact situated on the Ebor Way.

We have three alpacas at Sproxton, Hercules, Horatio and Heathcliffe.


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: The cottages have a shared garden to the front with table/chairs for al-fresco dining. A further area for sitting out is available (picnic benches) on the paddock adjacent to the cottages. We have sheep, pigs and chickens within our two acre site, all of which can be enjoyed by adults and children alike.

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